Sip N’ Stroll proves crowd-pleaser in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 April 2023 at 8:19 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Barry Hebrank, left, of Main Street Winery in Arcade serves up samples of a green apple wine to Jennifer Ingersoll, right, and her best friend Kelly Froman.

They are inside the Downtown Browsery, one of 14 stops in the Albion Merchants Association’s annual Sip N’ Stroll. More than 300 people were part of the wine-tasting tour.

“I see people I haven’t seen in a while,” Froman said about all the people walking throughout the downtown. There were also stops at Dubby’s Tailgate and the Arnold Gregory Complex.

Darian Papia serves Niagara wine from Viscarra Vineyards in Gasport to Julie Sanford of Albion. They are inside Arnold’s Auto Parts.

“I like to support the community and see everybody having fun,” Sanford said.

The souvenir glasses celebrated the lift bridges in Albion.

Sip N’ Stroll is the biggest fundraiser for the Albion Merchants Association, which uses proceeds for other events and community projects.

Randy Schell of the Iron Smoke Distillery in Fairport serves bourbon, whiskey and whiskey crème in the back of the Toyz N Kandy store on Bank Street.

Megan Marisa of the Blue Barn Cidery in Hilton serves a white peach mango jam to Jonpaulette Boyce and Jeannie Olsen, right, both of Albion. They are inside the Gotta Dance Studio.

Olsen said she enjoyed sampling the wines with her friends and family.

“It’s a fun night out,” Boyce said.